Category: Research

Archaeology Graduate Students Published Material

May 13th, 2015

Anna Goldfield – Illustrator – The Neanderthal Child of Roc de Marsal: A Prehistoric Mystery (2nd Edition)

Mario Giron-Abrego – co-authored paper published in California Anthropologist 29(2):27-33. A Behavioral Interpretation of High Density Ceramic Sherd Concentrations at Midnight Terror Cave

Mario Giron-Abrego – paper published in Mesoweb Articles 1-11. On a Preclassic Long-Lipped Glyphic Profile.

Professor James McCann BU Today Special Report, “Battling Ebola: Is Human Acitivity to Blame?”

August 19th, 2014

Human ecology may hold key to longer-term solution says CAS professor.

For historical context on the virus and the role that deforestation and human activity may have played in the current outbreak, BU Today spoke with James C. McCann, a scholar on the history of the food, ecology, and agriculture of Africa. He is a faculty fellow for the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, associate director of the African Studies Center, chair of archaeology, and a professor of history. He is also a Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellow. His numerous books include Green Land, Brown Land, Black Land: An Environmental History of Africa, 1800–1900; Stirring the Pot: The Tastes and Textures of African Cookery; and Maize and Grace: Africa’s Encounter with a New World Crop, 1500–2000, which won the 2006 George Perkins Marsh Prize as the best book on environmental history from the American Society for Environmental History.

 

Click here to read the entire article.

Natalie Susmann (GRS’20) Boston Herald article of her AR593 essay

May 19th, 2014

Natalie Susmann turned one of her essays from CAS AR 593, Memory in 3-D: Memorials, then and now course into an op-ed for the Boston Herald.  Click here to read the article.

Jade Luiz (GRS’17) Writing Program News Letter Interview: Teaching Steampunk

May 6th, 2014

Jade Luiz interview on the BU Writing Program’s on-line newsletter about the course she is offering, Teaching Steampunk.

Here is the Writing Programs website were you can read Jades interview (scroll to the bottom, on right hand side)  http://buwritingprogram.wordpress.com/

Daniel Fallu (GRS’16) recipient of a GRAF and AIA Pomerance Fellowship

February 6th, 2014

Dan Fallu, Boston University Department of Archaeology graduate student has been awarded the long term GRAF.  The GRAF is specifically for his field work and residency in Greece. The bulk of the funding will be put towards coring the banks of the Chavos River (part of the natural fortification of Mycenae) in order to develop a history of sediment dynamics. The main goal of this coring is to determine if a dam (yet to be discovered architecturally) created a reservoir that resulted in the eventual burial of the site.
The AIA Pomerance Fellowship will pay for dating (carbon and osl) and isotope analysis to understand the effect of climate perturbuation on the stratigraphy at Mycenae.

Congratulations Dan!

Professor John Marston’s SAA article: Navigating the Interdisciplinary Academic Job Market in Archaeology

January 27th, 2014

The SAA Archaeological Record

January 2014 – Volume 14 – Number 1

Marston SAA Record Article 2014

NEW EPISODE 3: “Ask An Archaeologist !”

December 2nd, 2013

Published on Oct 28, 2013

In this episode, Boston University’s Department of Archaeology’s Professor, Curtis Runnels, answers questions gathered from social media and man-on-the-street questions.

Ask an Archaeologist: Episode 3, Professor Curtis Runnels

To submit questions:
Email questions to ASORmedia@gmail.com with the subject “Ask An Archaeologist”.
Use #AskAnArchaeologist on Twitter or Facebook.
Tweet us directly @AmerSchOrietRes
Comment on our facebook page.

Friends of ASOR presents “Ask an Archaeologist,” a YouTube series dedicated to finding out what you and your students want to know about archaeology. Viewer submitted questions will be answered by professional archaeologists with years of experience.

“Ask An Archaeologist” provides reliable, entertaining, and educational information about archaeology in video form. It is also an opportunity to connect students with professional archaeologists.

We are currently, and always, accepting questions. This could be used as a group or individual activity challenging students to create interesting questions, answered by real archaeologists, and viewed by thousands of people around the world.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE INTERVIEWS:

Ask an Archaeologist Promo – September 18, 2013 with Allison Ripley, AR Graduate Student

Ask an Archaeologist Episode 1 – September 18, 2013 with Professor Andrea Berlin

Ask an Archaeologist Episode 2 – October 8, 2013 with Dr. Travis Parno

Paulo Medina (GRS’17) & Mario Giron-Abrego (GRS’18) awarded the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program

November 18th, 2013

The Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program 2013 from The California State University Chancellor’s Office, is a mini-grant program is designed to support active CDIP Scholars and their CSU Faculty Advisors as they implement the Collaborative Plan of Support submitted with their applications. This exciting program provides money for travel to conferences/workshops, professional journals, small research projects.

Congratulations to Paulo and Mario!

Prof. Chris Roosevelt part of a $1M NSF awarded to Dept. of Electrical & Computing Engineering

October 25th, 2013

Professor Chris Roosevelt to validate the techniques used by Professors Venkatesh Saligrama (ECE, SE) and David Castañón (ECE, SE), and Assistant Professor Mac Schwager (ME, SE), nearly $1M for their project, “CPS: Synergy: Data Driven Intelligent Controlled Sensing for Cyber Physical Systems.” read more.

Stephanie Simms (GRS’13) Bostonia article on Ancient Maya Cooking Tips

September 12th, 2013

Archaeologist Stephanie Simms was digging at the Escalera al Cielo site in a hilly region of rural Yucatán, Mexico, when she discovered a trove of clay balls the size of plums. There were hundreds of them, buried at the edge of what functioned as a Maya kitchen 1,000 years ago. Read more here